1st Annual IZVG Pathology Zoo & Exotic Pathology Workshop

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International Zoo Veterinary Group

Station House

Parkwood Street

Keighley

BD21 4NQ

United Kingdom

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Enhance your competence in the post mortem examination of non domestic species with IZVG Pathology

About this Event

Come and join us for this interactive one and a half day course hosted at our new facilities. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for ECZM residents and veterinarians in zoos and exotic referral practice to enhance your post mortem technique and gain experience in lesion identification, tissue sampling and further testing in captive wildlife species from experts in the field.

Venue:

The workshop will be held at the IZVG headquarters, situated in Keighley. New pathology facilities were established here in 2018, comprising a bespoke mortem room and histology laboratory. Lunch on Friday and refreshments are included in the registration cost. For dietary requirements, please contact pathologists@izvg.co.uk.

Travel:

Keighley is situated at the confluence of the rivers Worth and Aire in the South Pennines, 11 miles north-west of Bradford, within easy reach of Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales. Station House is located between the railway line and the Shoulder Of Mutton Pub, at the corner of Thwaites Bridge and Parkwood Street. Free parking is available in the Shoulder Of Mutton car park, situated opposite the pub, off Parkwood Street (Sat Nav coordinates 53.868256, -1.886609). Keighley train station is a 10-15 minute walk from Station House with connections to Leeds, Bradford and London. The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford airport (LBA) (13 miles).

Accommodation:

We recommend one of the following hotels for your stay:

Premier Inn Bradford North (Bingley), 502 Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Keighley, BD20 5NG (2.2 miles)

Travelodge Keighley, Bradford Rd, Keighley BD21 4BB (0.7 miles)

Dalesgate Hotel, 406 Skipton Rd, Keighley BD20 6HP (1.9 miles)

Course Program:

Thursday, 5th September:

13.00 - 13.30 Welcome and Introductions

13.30 - 14.15 Post mortem examination (PME) of zoo animals Part I

• Why perform a PME on a zoo animal

• Preparation for a PME

• Tools and equipment

• Basic principles of a PME

• Standard protocols

• Aim of a PME

14.15 - 15.15 Post mortem examination (PME) of zoo animals Part II

• Sampling does and don‘ts

• Special tissue sampling / indications

• Fixatives

• Cytology

• Microbiology

• Parasitology

• Histology

• Other auxiliary tests

15.15- 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 - 17.00 Post mortem examination (PME) of zoo animals Part III

• Post mortem technique outline

Friday, 6th September:

9.00 - 12.00 Post mortem examination practical

• Demonstration of the PME of a mammal and reptile case

12.00-12.45 Lunch break

12.45 - 13.30 Post mortem examination (PME) of zoo animals Part IV

• Case examples - entities most commonly encountered in zoo settings

12.45 - 16.30 Post mortem examination practical

• Demonstration of the PME of a bird and fish case

16.30 Farewell and Feedback with coffee and tea

Course fee:

The early bird registration fee is £325.00, valid until 18/07/19. After 19/07/19, the registration fee will be £375.00. A VAT receipt will be issued.

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International Zoo Veterinary Group

Station House

Parkwood Street

Keighley

BD21 4NQ

United Kingdom

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